Types of Mixing Tanks
There are many types of mixing tanks on the market. These products include High-efficiency mixing tank series, Round mixers, Submersible electric mixers, and Pump-driven mixers. Which one is right for your application? Read on to find out! Listed below are a few examples of each. They will all perform the same job, and have a variety of different features and benefits. If you’re looking for a high-efficiency mixing tank for your application, look no further!
High-efficiency mixing tank series
The high-efficiency mixing tank series from Boyee adopts the world’s most advanced circulating mixing system. It features stainless steel materials on all its components that come into contact with the material. The agitator inside the tank is driven by an upper transmission device on the tank cover, which ensures a gentle mixing effect and uniform dispersion of the material. It conforms to the latest GMP (good manufacturing practice) requirements and offers outstanding scalability. It can also support individualized functions, ensuring maximum process flexibility.
Another type of High-efficiency mixing tank is the SolarBee(r) GS series. Its unique design utilizes an effective sheet flow to create large induced flow patterns. It can be installed directly on the tank floor or suspended from the ceiling. The GridBee is an industry favorite and provides reliable performance and cost-effective pricing. For all-around efficiency and reliability, the SolarBee is one of the best mixers available on the market.
Another feature of the High-efficiency Mixing Tank is its MR210 impeller. This design improves mixing performance while reducing power consumption. It considers the pressure distribution in the mixing tank, the clearance effect between the main blade and shaft, and the flow of liquid at the surface of the impeller. MR210 impeller provides effective fluid fluidization action, despite its small blade area. With its high efficiency, it is ideal for large-scale liquid mixing applications.
The Round mixer is the most common type of mixing tank. It features a smooth, hard, surface on its lower half. Most often, it is made of carbon or some other carbon compound. During operation, the two surfaces are in direct contact. This prevents leakage and limits the amount of product that can escape. In some applications, the mixer is tilted to allow discharge. However, if you’re worried about leakage, you can buy a double-shaft version instead.
In general, the PhG-series is ideal for pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic industries. It comes with a hygienic mechanical seal and can handle lower viscosities. This mixer is available in 7.5, 15 and 30-gallon sizes. The units are UL and cUL listed. They can be retrofitted to existing mixing tank systems. However, some installations require modifications to the tank system.
Flow pattern is a crucial aspect of the mixer’s performance. The size of the tank is critical to the efficiency of mixing. Smaller models don’t have baffles. Those with a large diameter require dual impellers. The size of the tank should match the mixer’s flow. By calculating the volume of the mixing tank, you can choose between two options: a cylindrical tank or a rectangular one.
Submersible electric mixers
These high-speed, self-anchoring mixers are designed for flexible installation in a wide range of mixing tanks. The self-anchoring mast includes a foot member for support and a track for the mixer bearing. With the addition of a suspension kit, these mixers can be installed off the floor of the mixing tank with minimal installation effort. The mixer is also easy to remove and install, allowing for rapid and safe cleanup.
To meet the specific needs of its mixing tank customers, Pulsair engineers customize each model to meet the unique mixing needs of each liquid-tank application. Pulsair’s patented submersible mixing process has numerous benefits over mechanical mixers, which must be removed from the tank to be serviced. Submersible electric mixers require only simple maintenance such as changing the air filter element. They have an exceptionally long life and are easily programmable.
These mixers have a number of distinct benefits, including a high-speed propeller that pivots in the liquid. The result is a continuous flow of fluid that keeps the solids in suspension. As a result, the Submersible Mixer is typically installed on a guide rail framework for easy recovery. It’s also equipped with a pressure relief valve to prevent overheating. In addition to its high-speed, low-speed mixers are great for mixing silos or tanks.
Pump-driven mixers are available in a variety of sizes and designs to meet a variety of mixing needs. Some are portable, while others are sized to accommodate a large batch. Small mixers are best for mixing batches up to 100 gallons, while larger models have the power and features to handle larger volumes. Neptune, for example, offers a variety of portable mixing systems, including the A, B, C, and BF series.
Mixing tanks up to 1,000 gallons may require a mixer mounted directly in the middle. The shaft should be vertical for best mixing efficiency, and baffles should be used to prevent the contents from turning against the mixer shaft. Baffles are ideally angled one-fifth of the diameter of the tank. However, they should not extend below the bottom of the tank. This can cause vortexing.
Unlike conventional agitators, roof-mounted mixers are inefficient for mixing large storage tanks. Milton Roy Mixing created side-entry mixers to meet this need. Because crude oil often contains water and other unwanted debris, bottom sludge often settles to the bottom of the tank. Milton Roy’s Side-Entry Mixers keep these substances suspended and provide the highest mixing efficiency possible. The concept of the Side Entry Mixer emphasizes process optimization and reliability, while offering ease of maintenance.
Pulsed air mixers
The TN Series of Pulsed Air Mixers is designed to be compatible with most types of tanks. This series can operate in one tank or multiple tanks simultaneously. This system has no mixing level restrictions, so the mixing can begin as early as a few centimeters of product in the tank. Pulse Air offers versatility and ease of use for various application types. Whether your application requires a variable speed mix or a more controlled rate of mixing, the TN Series of Mixing Systems will meet your requirements.
This device is designed for use in chemical processes that require high-quality gas mixtures. The patented design produces pulses that can vary the concentration of the gases in a mixture. The ratio of the pulses allows for the desired dilution level. The resulting concentration level is usually 100-90 ppm. With a few modifications, the device can be calibrated to match its desired concentration.
The flow rate of this series is adjusted so that the desired percentage of oscillations can be achieved. The flow rate is variable to optimize mixing. It is best to choose a mixer with a flow rate between one and 100 NmL*min. The residence time of a Pulsed Air Mixer depends on the flow rate. Higher flow rates may be able to achieve higher pulse ratio. With the higher flow rate, the mixing process will improve.
Sanitary series mixers
Featuring an IP55 washdown rating, the Sanitary series mixers by Lightnin offer an impressive variety of mixing configurations for food and beverage production. Using a modular assembly, these mixers can convert from a sealed mixer to an open tank or clamp-on design in as little as two minutes. The mixers are built of stainless steel, with adjustable speed and direct shaft connections. They also come with an air purge for preventing migration of solids along the shaft.
For applications requiring a high degree of cleanliness, sanitary mixers can be adapted to meet the needs of the industry. Available in top entry and bottom-entry versions, sanitary mixers come with a wide range of options. Models can also be fitted with a wide range of motors, including washdown duty, explosion-proof, and DC electric motors. Additionally, gearboxes can be fitted to meet specific application requirements.
These sanitary mixers are built to last in sterile environments and provide outstanding performance. Made from stainless steel and designed for use in sanitary environments, they are easy to clean and have a high level of versatility. Their features include a stainless steel housing, 316L shafts, and a mechanical seal to ensure that they are sterile and have minimal risk of contamination. They also feature removable STS elements and multiple clamp styles to accommodate different tank attachments.